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Thursday Ratings: FlashForward Goes Backward

Thanks to the World Series, FlashForward lost its forward progress last night. The ABC drama fell to a demo low when pitted against sports action.

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Thursday Ratings: Survivor Scare Draws Viewers

It might not have been the way Russell Swan wanted to leave, but he definitely got our attention. Last night’s scary episode of Survivor picked up its best numbers of the season. Unfortunately, CBS’ other repeats gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (10/23)

Community

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Castle (ABC) - Full season order
  • Community (NBC) - Full season order
  • Lie to Me (FOX) - Three more episodes ordered
  • Melrose Place (CW) - Five more episodes ordered
  • Mercy (NBC) - Full season order
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - Full season order
  • The Vampire Diaries (CW) - Full season order

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Thursday Ratings: 30 Rock Not Solid for NBC

30 Rock has no problems attracting guest stars and earning Emmys—so why does it continue to struggle in the ratings? Last night’s Season 4 premiere found itself down 27% in the demo from this same time last year. It also lost over 20% of The Office‘s viewers.

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Thursday Ratings: Bright Future for FlashForward

A mysterious new program (FlashForward), a tragic storyline (Grey’s Anatomy) and a slumping series (CSI) combined to give ABC wins in both the viewers and demos this Thursday.

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This Week on TV (9/21-9/27)

Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (9/21)

Season premieres: Accidentally on Purpose, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, House, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men

  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “Season 6 begins with House as a detoxing patient at a mental hospital. He concocts an escape plan aided by his roommate and a visitor named Lydia (Franka Potente).” Run House Run!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “The friends discover that Robin and Barney are secretly a couple.” He couldn’t stop talking aboot the girl he hooked up with last night.
  • Dancing with the Stars 9 (ABC, 8pm):  The opener begins with 16 celebrities including Lindsay Lohan’s ex (Aaron Carter), Shannen Doherty’s ex (Ashley Hamilton) and the ex-House Majority Leader (Tom DeLay). At least one of these guys has been disgraced.

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Thursday Ratings: Leno, Vampire Take Hits

Increased competition resulted in interesting results for yesterday’s programs. For the first time in days, The Jay Leno Show saw numbers under 10 million. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries - last Thursday’s record breaker - came packed with a little less bite. At the end of the evening, CBS was on top with the viewers while FOX was first in the demos.

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  • The premiere of Survivor: Samoa (11.5 million, 3.5/11 in 18-49) had the smallest audience in Survivor debut history.
  • Approximately 11 million watched the debut of Bones (3.0/9).
  • SNL Weekend Update Thursday (2.0/7) got 5.7 million warmed up for the night; Parks and Recreation (2.1/6) followed with 5 million.
  • The first hour of Grey’s Anatomy* (1.2/4) picked up 4.3 million.
  • The Vampire Diaries (3.8 million, 1.6/5) lost 1 million since last Thursday.

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This Week on TV (9/14-9/20)

The Biggest Loser

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MONDAY (9/14)

Season premieres: Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke, Gossip Girl, The Jay Leno Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, One Tree Hill, Oprah, Lincoln Heights, The Steve Wilkos Show

  • Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings):  Season premiere. “ talks to Oprah—and no topic is off-limits. The back-to-back, two-day event begins Monday, September 14.” Explaining the “doodie bubble” incident with Bobby could actually take a lifetime.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 8pm):  Season premiere. “Nathan faces a career-threatening accusation with the help of his new sports agent.” A few kinds acts with PETA later, and he’s back in the game.
  • Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere. “This reality series about comic Eddie Griffin’s financial foibles opens with his accountant explaining that he’s spending far more than he’s bringing in because of the many people he supports.” By the end of Season 1, one family member will have to pack up their knives while another will have their torch snuffed.

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TV on DVD: September 8, 2009

Fringe Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Criminal Minds (Season 4)
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter: To Seize and Protect
  • Fringe (Season 1)
  • Harper’s Island (Complete Series)
  • Important Things with Demetri Martin (Season 1)
  • Mr. Belvedere (Season 3)
  • Nitro Circus (Season 1)
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Season 1)
  • The Office (Season 5)
  • One Foot in the Grave (Complete Series)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season 1)
  • True Jackson, VP (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • Worst Week (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Casting Corner: Drop Dead Diva, Big Love and More


Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Drop Dead Diva: Paula Abdul will soon be featured in two programs about divas. On September 17, the former Idol judge will host VH1 Divas highlighting Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Jordin Sparks. Then just three days later, she will have a guest appearance on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. Paula will play an actual judge - albeit a sexy one - in a dream sequence.

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